CISA Releases Update to Funding Mechanisms Guide for Public Safety Communications

Author: Joint SAFECOM NCSWIC Funding and Sustainment Committee

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), published the Funding Mechanisms Guide for Public Safety Communications to assist public safety agencies in identifying funding sources for emergency communications projects.

While emergency communications is a recognized priority within public safety, funding remains a significant challenge. Building on the 2015 version of the guide, this updated document highlights strengths, challenges, opportunities, and other considerations for funding sources to help agencies identify mechanisms for their community. The guide also provides funding examples from states and localities, showcasing challenges and successes associated with real-world applications.

For more information, please visit the ‘Sustaining Public Safety Communications Systems’ section of the SAFECOM Funding Resources webpage at